to the web-book resource for Liberty Seated Dime varieties and
Gerry Fortin Rare Coins; desirable coins for Seated and Bust collectors.
Gerry Fortin has been
collecting and researching Liberty Seated Dime since 1988 and
launched his Liberty Seated Dimes - Die Varieties, 1837 - 1891
web-book during 2004. The web-book expanded die variety knowledge
beyond the efforts of Kamal Ahwash and Brian Greer in their respective
numismatic research guides. Contained within the Fortin web-book
is a wealth of new information about Liberty Seated Dime die varieties,
die states and rarity coupled with a presentation format using
free to link to web-book content for numismatic purposes, while
written content, images, rarity estimates and pricing guides are
copyrighted by the author and must be accurately referenced as
to the source in other paper or online publications.
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29: Added new
1891-O cracked die variety to web-book and labeled as F-132.
This dime comes from Scott Grieb and has three obverse rim cuds
and a bold metal cud on the reverse coin ear. Also added Scott's
Type I reverse F-122 variety with defective D(I)ME. Gerry
Fortin updates his Top
100 dime set with 1849
F-104 PCGS MS62 example.
27: Added new 1889
die pair variety to web-book and labeled as F-129. The obverse
has weak date punch and very open 9 digit. As for GFRC, added
1875-CC IW F-107 dime graded NGC MS67 to price list.
26: Posted incremental 1849-O
F-103b rotated reverse position at the New
Seated Dime Discoveries link. Added new 1888-S
die pair variety to web-book and labeled as F-112.
25: John Okerson issues substantial updates to his Seated half
dime and dime
sets in the Open
Registry. This individual is building both Bust and Seated
sets in parallel.
24: Noted proof coinage researcher John Dannreuther identifies
a third 1881 proof obverse die with a potential mintage of only
50 pieces. The new 1881 proof variety is labeled as 1881
F-103 and more information can be found at the New
18: Finally taking time to add new web-book varieties. The first
is a plate coin for the 1891-O F-102a variety from Scott Grieb.
With his dime in hand, the double die clashing with two different
reverse dies was identified and properly described. See the New
Discoveries link or 1891-O
F-102a page for details.
12: Completed Basic
US Pre 1965 Coinage Type Set in Open Registry as defined by
Matt Berry. His
set is loaded and available. Separated out proof Seated dime
from the Seated Dime AU/MS price list into a new Seated
Dimes Proofs price list.
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Awards - Liberty Seated Dime Collection
Best Presented Sets 2006, Best
Classic Sets 2007 - 2013, Platinum
Presented Sets of 2004, Most
Informative Signature Set 2007
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to the definitive resource for Estes Model Rocketry Kit collectors.
Model Rocket Kit Collecting Guide
kit database pages are updated and reflect eBay sales from February
2008 through June 2011. Recorded pricing observation in the database
now stands at 9680 entries. All updated kit prices and totals
are black colored. Due
to a very busy 2011 business schedule, I had no choice but to
place the Estes Kit Database on hold. I did manage to collect
eBay kit pricing into the June 2011 timeframe and those prices
are published. There are a number of new kit variety listings
so checking the revised database could be worthwhile for serious
5: Starting to update eBay pricing results in all three databases
for the March-May 2013 timeframe. This update will be done by
end of day May 6. My apology for not paying attention to the Estes
databases for a long period of time. On average, it appears prices
for original and problem free Estes kits are climbing.
5: Added K-45
1970 and 1971
Astron Beta, 1340
Scud B and 1367
Vindicator individual kit description pages. Added K-23 Big
Bertha pictorial guide page.
6: Added rare K Kit group (X-Ray, Beta, Apogee II, Big Bertha,
Thor Agena) with pre Damon yellow hang tags and countdown hang
tags to the database and pictorial guide. I won the X-Ray and
Apogee II kit and should have big higher for the Beta kit. This
was a once in several year opportunity to acquire early K Kits
in original condition.
pictorial pages also provide links into kit description pages
inside the database. To my knowledge, this Estes database is becoming
the most comprehensive study of Estes model rocket kit packaging
and artwork varieties ever assembled.